Egyptian Journal of Bronchology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 212--222

Unusual presentations of lung lesions in children: difficult to diagnose case series


Shaimaa Kandil1, Rasha H Hassan1, Ashraf Fouda1, Magdy Zedan2 
1 Department of Pediatric, Mansoura University Children’s Hospital, Mansoura, Egypt
2 Allergy, Clinical Immunology and Respiratory Medicine Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Shaimaa Kandil
Pediatric Department, Mansoura Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University Children Hospital, Mansoura University, 35516, Al-Mansoura
Egypt

We present five cases of unusual and rare presentations of different congenital/acquired lung lesions. These cases were encountered during our daily practice. They were misdiagnosed initially and received wrong treatment. There were challenges encountered during the diagnosis and the management of these patients, which required different modalities, ranging from chest radiography, computed tomography to surgical exploration and biopsy, to reach the final diagnosis. These cases range from one absent lung, bilateral intralobar pulmonary sequestrations, bronchogenic cyst, congenital right diaphragmatic hernia to cystic hydatidosis (hydatid cyst). There should be a high index of suspicion when the patient has an abnormal/atypical presentation, a prolonged course of the disease or abnormal imaging. Healthcare providers should also think of rare chest diseases and refer such patients to a paediatric specialist (pulmonologist) to help in the final diagnosis and specific management, which may require invasive procedures or specific imaging.


How to cite this article:
Kandil S, Hassan RH, Fouda A, Zedan M. Unusual presentations of lung lesions in children: difficult to diagnose case series.Egypt J Bronchol 2016;10:212-222


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Kandil S, Hassan RH, Fouda A, Zedan M. Unusual presentations of lung lesions in children: difficult to diagnose case series. Egypt J Bronchol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Dec 10 ];10:212-222
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